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Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Thursday, January 13

[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Thursday, January 13.

Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Stephen Breyer will discuss the relevance of foreign law for American constitutional adjudication at a forum hosted by American University's Washington College of Law. Watch a live webcast (via C-SPAN) beginning at 4 PM ET.

The Federal Communications Commission will hold a 9:30 AM ET open meeting. The agenda [PDF] includes a comprehensive review of FCC policies and procedures. Watch a live webcast.

At the United Nations, the Security Council will meet at 10 AM ET to discuss the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.... Jan Egeland, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, will hold a 12 PM ET press briefing on humanitarian assistance to countries affected by the earthquake and tsunami. Watch a live webcast.

The trial of Slobodan Milosevic continues Thursday at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Watch a webcast of the trial beginning at 9:30 AM local time (3:30 AM ET); the webcast is on a 30-minute tape delay. The ICTY has background on the case.... Also Thursday, the trial of Fatmir Limaj and his co-defendants continues at the ICTY. Watch a webcast beginning at 2:45 PM local time (8:45 AM ET); the webcast is on a 30-minute tape delay. The ICTY has case information.

The European Parliament will debate cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law, including the situation in Tibet, torture in Iran, and trafficking of women and children in Cambodia. Watch a live webcast beginning at 3 PM local time (9 AM ET).

Mark Thatcher, son of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, is expected to appear before a South African court Thursday and will reportedly enter a guilty plea to charges that he provided financial support to an alleged coup plot in Equatorial Guinea. Thatcher is expected to maintain that he believed his money was being used for humanitarian purposes. AP has more and JURIST's Paper Chase has a report on the expected plea.

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